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Discovery readies missing plane doc “Flight 370″

Discovery Networks International has commissioned one-hour documentary Flight 370: The Missing Links, which promises to investigate key questions surrounding the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
April 2, 2014

Discovery Networks International (DNI) has commissioned one-hour documentary Flight 370: The Missing Links, which promises to investigate key questions surrounding the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

The ITN Productions-made doc gathers industry experts to discuss the evidence thus far and the implications for the aviation industry. They will also examine aspects of the case such as airport security, air traffic control, on-board communication systems and mechanical failure, among others.

Flight 370 will air in more than 220 countries and territories on the Discovery Channel in early April.

“The mystery of flight MH370 serves as a tragic reminder that technology is indeed fallible,” said Tom Gorham, EP for DNI, in a statement. “With the help of seasoned aviation, tracking and satellite industry experts, Flight 370: The Missing Links explores the events which have unfolded, focusing on just how this could have happened, and examining the inherent flaws in the eco-system of modern international travel.”

Emma Read, head of factual and features at ITN Productions, added: “The disappearance of flight MH370 challenges everything we know about modern aviation technology. This documentary reveals what every passenger should know and the technology being developed now to protect us in the future.”

Flight 370: The Missing Links is commissioned by Elizabeth McIntyre for DNI, and exec produced by Gorham for DNI and Emma Read for ITN.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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